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The School of Information at San José State University offers fully online, graduate-level courses through the Open Classes program.

Courses available in the i.School Open Classes program are electives offered to students enrolled in the Master of Library and Information Science and Master of Archives and Records Administration programs. Course selection and faculty vary each session. Courses are offered during the fall, spring, and summer sessions.

Courses offered during the summer 2015 session cover diverse topics, including web design, mobile devices, using social media for competitive and company research, photographic preservation, vocabulary design, virtual worlds, metadata, embedded librarians, GLBTIQ resources and services, instructional design, and STEM in libraries.  We are also offering several 1-unit courses, including courses covering fundamentals of programming, community partnerships, managing ipads, narrative non fiction and advocacy for school libraries.

For a complete list of summer courses, please see: Summer 2015 Course List.

Courses offered during fall 2015 session cover a variety of topics, including cybersecurity, the hyperlinked library, XML, fundamentals of programming, intellectual freedom,crisis/disaster health informatics, digital copyright, digital asset management, metadata, maps &GIS, learning design for new literacies and storytelling.

For a complete list of fall courses, please see: Fall 2015 Course List

Most of the 60+ electives offered in the MLIS and MARA graduate programs are available through the i.School Open Classes program.